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Amazing Ant Antics: Wood ants ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Come and take a closer look into the amazing world of Wood ants. Helen Read from Burnham Beeches shows us how a rotting tree stump can become a home for thousands and how the ants can spray acid at possible predators.

With numbers decreasing around the UK, Burnham Beeches are working to encourage people to stop and look at the ants differently, as they are a vital and fascinating part of our ecosystem.

With thanks to Helen Read and Burnham Beeches

A film by Tom Hartwell
www.tom-hartwell.com

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 20 July, 2018

7 comments so far

Green Thumb
July 20, 2018

Interesting and amazing, thanks

sunshine
July 20, 2018

Marvellous mini World.
Thank you for highlighting this handiwork!

John Grytbakk
July 20, 2018

Amazing creature.

"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labour hard all summer, gathering food for the winter." (Proverbs 6:6-8)

Pamela Corona
July 21, 2018

John Grytbakk , Amen that's what I was thinking : )

Pamela Corona
July 21, 2018

Wow that was fascinating Thank You for that : )

lee sudlow
July 31, 2018

Burnham beeches is a fantastic place to visit, some of the trees there are really old, ancient in fact.

XVikingX XDCX
August 6, 2018

Pamela Corona , I have 2 colonies of acrobat ants .

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